Money-greed is currently more important than agriculture.
And this is exactly what will bite the average joe in the bottom. I think especially in colder climates where you have only one growing season, things will get really rough.
In most cases in western countries those who worked the land with primitive tools have died already or are even multiple generations in the past. Most of the common knowledge from the past is now “weird” to know.
Anyway, I think prepping and survival is a whole lifestyle and closely related to simple living. I do enjoy simple living so the prepping part is just an extension of this. Plus I like weapons, hiking, camping… so survival skills are right up my alley too.
It’s great to see how many people here really enjoy the lifestyle. Getting back to the basics does not only make you more prepared it also connects you with some important values in life again. Even if the future would look great and perfect I wouldn’t do anything different.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")